Dominica Chua

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Hi, I am Dominica. Some years ago, I made a career switch from a musician to become a psychotherapist. In my search to live more authentically, I began my own healing journey. It is my deepest desire to help others to live a more embodied life after having experienced mine.

 

I started counselling as a mentor for youths-at-risk and their families with histories of abuse and neglect since 2013. I have an array of experiences working with individuals, couples and families from all walks of life in the healthcare and social services sector. I also conduct regular group therapy sessions such as Tension/Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), cancer support groups and psycho-educational talks for the community at large. 

 

In therapy, I take a person-centred somatic based approach as my primary modality, interweaving different aspects of talk (i.e: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy). I take a personal interest in supporting individuals with different types of traumas like pre & peri natal, developmental (neglect, emotional, physical, sexual abuses)  and shocked traumas (accidents, illnesses, surgeries, falls). 

 

Professionally, I have a Master of Social Science in Counselling and am a Registered Clinical Member of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a Certified TRE provider and an EMDR practitioner. I have also completed additional training in pre & peri natal trauma by Raja Selvam and Trauma through a Child’s Eyes by Maggie Kline and have received TRE advanced training. Currently, I am pursuing NeuroAffective Touch (NATouch) by Dr. Aline Lapierre. I am also actively assisting in somatic-oriented trainings locally and internationally.

 

In my personal time, I enjoy hiking, reading and playing with my dogs - Kopi and Xiaobai. 

Summary of Certification/Training/Memberhip:

  • BA (Hons), UK

  • MSoc Sc (Counselling)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Certified TRE Provider with advanced training

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)

  • EMDR Practitioner (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Parnell Institute.

  • NeuroAffective Touch (NATouch) Trainee

  • Basic Gestalt Play Therapy & use of Lego in Play Therapy

  • Singapore Association of Counselling (SAC) Clinical Member

  • US Association Body Psychotherapy (USABP) Clinical & Somatic Practitioner Member